A flight attendant began sharing 'pick-me-up' notes with passengers to spread kindness. It works.
What would you think if you took your seat on an airplane and found a note like this taped to the window?
Flight attendant Taylor Tippet, whose story is shared in this great Seeker Stories video, was the person behind the note. And she wrote it to be a "pick-me-up" for the person who found it.
She wanted them know that they were invited to have the best day ever.
The quote came from her favorite book, "How to Be an Explorer of the World." And once she got started with that first note, she didn't stop. Not even close.
Tippett began to leave all kinds of "Words From the Window Seat" notes on flights.
Notes with uplifting words, like these:
Soon enough, Words From the Window Seat was taking Instagram by storm ... because who doesn't love an inspiring note?
As Tippet explains in the video: "If I'm not encouraging and inspiring others, what am I doing with my life? What am I doing with my time here? For my voice to matter, and for other people to connect or feel loved or feel understood or heard, that is all that matters to me."
And she's definitely inspiring others. Now that #WordsFromTheWindowSeat is a hashtag on Instagram, other people are following in her footsteps and leaving words of positivity for strangers.
And she's finding ways to do it that make everyone feel welcomed: She learned that some folks could feel a little freaked out about seeing a note on a plane window, given the climate of flying these days. So, Tippet began taking a picture of the note to share online, then leaving the note in the safety card for the passenger to find later.
"There's nothing like meeting 300 plus people a day and knowing your smile and kindness matters," she says. And that's a great reminder for all of us to spread a little kindness when we can, too.
Listen to Tippet talk about what she's doing. Hats off to her for spreading more positivity in this life.